Does Your House Have Lions?

"One day in the late sixties, I was on the phone with Rahsaan and mentioned to him that just that day I bought a house.
He responded by asking, "Does your house have lions?"
I said, "What?"
He said, "Lions, you know like in front of a museum or the post office. You know, concrete lions. My house has lions. Get a house with lions."

--Joel Dorn

Saturday, February 1, 2014

The Top 100: Roland Kirk (Shaman?)

I have been following this amazing blog for some time now, by the artist Berry Van Boekel.  Here is a wonderful post about Rahsaan that includes an incredible painting of him.
(Also, I'm honored that Berry used a passage from my Rumpus essay about Rah.)

The Top 100: Roland Kirk (Shaman?): Rahsaan Roland Kirk 14" x 11", oil on wood, 2014 A wisdom encircled Rahsaan that had folks believing he had something gre...

Exciting News! The documentary about Rahsaan, "The Case of the Three Sided Dream" will make it's world premier at SXSW Film Festival

this year!  And, of course, I'm extra excited because it's in Austin, where I live, and I get to go and help welcome and host filmmaker and friend, Adam Kahan.  Here's a link to the updated website about the film.  Check it out:

p.s.  the biopic of Hendrix will also make it's U.S. debut at SXSW.